Fire Medic

Be an everyday hero

A Firefighter Paramedic (Fire Medic) protects life and property through fire suppression, rescue, prevention, and Emergency Medical Treatment capabilities. Graduates are highly trained in the modern firefighting techniques and Paramedic skills necessary to make them successful in the dynamic emergency services environment.

*Lakeshore Technical College’s Fire Medic program prepares students to obtain the required licensure to be employed/practice in the state of Wisconsin. The College does not guarantee its curriculum matches the requirements for preparation, examination, or licensure for other states.

Career Area
Public Safety
Associate Degree
Program Number
  • Associate Degree
  • 4 Terms 
  • 66 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible
  • Starts August / January

Career Outlook

Fire Medic

Median Income: $46,380.00*


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Assess injuries and illnesses and administer basic emergency medical care. May transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.


Administer basic or advanced emergency medical care and assess injuries and illnesses. May administer medication intravenously, use equipment such as EKGs, or administer advanced life support to sick or injured individuals.


Inspect buildings to detect fire hazards and enforce local ordinances and state laws, or investigate and gather facts to determine cause of fires and explosions.


Control and extinguish fires or respond to emergency situations where life, property, or the environment is at risk. Duties may include fire prevention, emergency medical service, hazardous material response, search and rescue, and disaster assistance.


Policy, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatch



*As with any survey data, the wages presented here are prone to error and sampling bias. Educational decisions should not be entirely based on the data presented here.
Graduate Outcome Survey data is from 2020-21 LTC graduates.


Work with Admissions Advisor to:

  • Submit Application
  • Complete the Background Information Disclosure form.
  • Complete the Student Success Questionnaire.
  • Complete Technical Standards form.
  • Complete Health Form.
  • Discuss EMT license requirements.
  • Schedule your First Time Program Counseling/Registration Session with your assigned program counselor to plan your first semester schedule, review your entire plan of study and discuss the results of the Student Success Questionnaire.

*Submit transcripts and test scores (optional, highly recommended): College transcripts, along with high school transcripts and test scores from within the last five years, used for course registration. Official transcripts needed for transferring college credit(s) and for financial aid purposes.


Work with your Program Counselor to:

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Due to the rigorous and highly supervised nature of this hands-on training, Fire Medic courses are offered during the day, Monday through Friday. Daytime availability is necessary for completing your LTC Fire Medic program.